Our Mission

Engineer for the Week aims to demystify the world of tech by empowering students to build a working tech prototype while developing computer science skills. We believe that all students have the ability to learn to code and we hope to increase access in historically underserved environments where technology is limited. Through project-based experiences, EFTW hopes to inspire the next generation of diverse engineers.

Engineering Experience

Sprint Foundation

Engineer Connections

Projects with Purpose

Our Program Process

EFTW can be led by Facilitators from any background or field. No technical experience is required. Projects can be completed in 10-15 hour experiences over an 8-week period.

Our Facilitators run project sprints at their sites with support from the Facebook team, from webinars to weekly project support. 

Prep Phase

You'll use Scrum framework to learn about Sprints, understand your users and develop an idea for your product.

Sprint Phase

Next, you'll track your progress, develop a working prototype, test it with real users and iterate on your chatbot or game using real time feedback.

Finish Phase

You'll wrap up with a sprint retrospective. What did you learn? What challenged you? What will work better the next time you develop a product?

Our Methodology

EFTW is built on Scrum, an agile framework used by real-world engineering teams. Scrum encourages teams to learn through experiences, collaborate on problems, and reflect on their wins and losses. Throughout a project sprint, teams design, develop, test and iterate on a tech product that they can share with their community! 

Our Partners

Commitment to creating access in historically underserved communities requires more than just good intentions. Our partnerships create action. They build access to the students we cannot reach. We are grateful for their partnership, and for amplifying the impact of Engineer for the Week.

INTERESTED IN PARTNERING WITH US?

We will work alongside you to build a partnership that is scalable and impactful. We're excited to partner with you and empower more students.

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